Kitchen Backsplash Ideas With White Cabinets | Beautiful Backsplashes

Let’s talk kitchen backsplash.

According to a 2018 study conducted by Houzz, 43% of homeowners prefer white cabinets for their kitchens.

The main reason for white’s popularity is that it’s a neutral and versatile. White goes with any countertop surface, kitchen layout, lighting, and of course, wall colour.

With that in mind, here are some kitchen backsplash ideas with white cabinets, courtesy of NuStone Transformations.

White tile kitchen backsplash ideas

White tile

It may sound strange to have a white backsplash along with white cabinets.

But that trend is changing as more and more Oakville, Kitchener, and Toronto homeowners are opting for the “grand white kitchen.”

However, there are ways to add splashes of colour with things like:

  • Brass knobs and handles.
  • Artwork on the wall.
  • Colourful replacement countertops.
  • Pewter hardware.

If you’re looking for a kitchen backsplash idea to go with white cabinets, there’s no harm in going white-on-white.

Arabesque tiles white cabinets


If white is considered “neutral”, then arabesque backsplash tiles are the opposite; exotic and unique.

With an arabesque backsplash, your white cabinets will really pop and appear brighter than before (especially if you choose something bold like red or blue for the backsplash).

At the same time, your eyes will naturally be drawn towards the tiles.

You might think the linear shape of your kitchen cabinets will compete with the arabesque’s curves for attention.

However, there’s no need to worry: They won’t clash.

In fact, they complement each other very nicely and create a warm, cohesive look and feel for your kitchen.

Waved tiles

If you’re looking for a modern twist, a great kitchen backsplash idea with white cabinets is wave tiles.

While most kitchen backsplash tiles are horizontal in design and installation, waves are more vertical in nature.

Because of this, they have more dynamic feel vs, other kinds of backsplashes.

Now, if you’re looking to have a contemporary looking kitchen, you’ll want to use the following colours in your wave tiles:

  • Grey.
  • Silver.
  • Pewter.
  • Metallic.

Lastly, if you’re concerned that your kitchen may look cold, sterile, and uninviting, don’t be.

The wave tile pattern creates a sense of action and activity. Your kitchen will be the place to be, whether you’re cooking a large meal or simply enjoying coffee with a friend.

Blue kitchen backsplash ideas with white cabinets

Bold colours

Remember how, earlier in this blog, it was mentioned that white pretty much goes with anything?

In that case, why not pair your white cabinets exciting colours for your kitchen backsplash?

The colours you choose will depend on the mood you want to create in your kitchen:

  • Want a breezy, low-stress kitchen? Choose a light blue backsplash.
  • Looking for something fun and adventurous? Go with a purple backsplash.
  • Prefer a classic look? Install black backsplash tiles in your kitchen.

The kitchen is all about trying new recipes and discovering new things. So why not do the same with your kitchen backsplash idea for white cabinets?

Got a kitchen backsplash idea for your white cabinets? Let’s bring it to life

If you love your white kitchen cabinets, but hate the backsplash, why not change it?

And just in case you’re wondering: Yes, we can install a brand new kitchen backsplash for you quickly, easily, and just in time for the holidays.

Ready to start? Book your FREE in-home consultation today.

We’ll come to you, bring along some backsplash samples, and discuss how you can get the new backsplash you want without a high kitchen renovation cost.